Interim Physical Education Part-Time Teacher

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Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 85+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description and Desired Qualifications

The Interim Physical Education teacher will provide wellness and physical education tailored to a wide range of abilities. Utilizing cardiovascular training, team sports, varied activities, good sportsmanship, and cooperative games, each student has the opportunity to gain an appreciation for physical activity that engenders a life-long habit of activity and exercise. This teacher will partner closely with the 7-8 PE teacher/Athletic Director to develop and align the curriculum vertically. The ideal individual will be familiar with national standards around physical literacy and engage students in their own discovery and empowerment around physical fitness and positive body image. The teaching load consists of three sections of 6th-grade physical education classes, in addition to covering lunch-time duties, and supporting other areas of the program as needed. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building a community. 

Our program is on a 6-day cycle, and P.E. classes meet 3 times/cycle. This means that the Interim P.E. teacher will teach 2-3 days a week depending on the cycle. 

This is a part-time position, 0.33FTE (schedule TBD) beginning ASAP.  

Essential Requirements:

  • BA in Physical Education or equivalent
  • Experience in teaching physical education and coaching, especially at the upper elementary and middle school levels
  • Experience working in a classroom and/or coaching environment
  • Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills

Desired Qualifications and Traits:

  • Strong collaboration skills

Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation; this position is not benefits eligible.

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form electronically by March 5, 2020 to, Attn: Cheryl Ting and Jim Rendle. No phone calls, please.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

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